How to humanize the workplace

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How can we participate in Christ’s nature and see the restoring work of Christ invade our broken workplaces? [Read more...]

The problem with doing what you love

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No matter what you do and what you are paid, says Paul, “It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” In this way, Christians are to be concerned more with doing what God would have us do than with what anyone, including ourselves, might otherwise love. [Read more...]

Good practice makes perfect

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Would knowing whether a restaurant is a good employer influence your decision on where to eat out? [Read more...]

Work and the American Character

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Over the Labor Day 2013 weekend, columnist Peggy Noonan wrote about “Work and the American Character.” Her column points to the critical connection between the spiritual value of work and the moral strength of our culture. Unfortunately, in her search for a beacon of hope that can point us back toward the dignity of work, she neglects the church in favor of less promising possibilities. [Read more...]

Working 9 to 5?

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Recent research published in The Atlantic indicates that folks in creative and professional jobs might benefit from a differently structured workday: “A shorter workday works particularly well for knowledge workers—people in creative or professional jobs—who can work productively for about six hours a day, compared to the eight hours manual laborers can churn out, according to Salon. [Read More...]

Amazon, Kmart, and the moral limits of shopping

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Human beings, with our diversity of gifts, talents, and dispositions, were created to, as Adam Smith put it, “truck, barter, and exchange.” In other words, we were made to trade. But we were not created to be constantly trucking, bartering, and exchanging. That’s the central truth about humanity that the commandment concerning Sabbath rest communicates. [Read more...]


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